Local Flower Shop News
Esscents Candles now offers flowers for all occasions - Coos Bay WorldSunday, February 11, 2018
Ken Gilley School of Floral Design. Brookwell lived in Bandon previously for about five years after coming from Medford and about a year ago moved back to the area from Hood River."I've wanted to get into flowers for a long time, but my mother has the green thumb, not me," Armstrong said. "But I think I'm a quick learner and I thought bringing the flowers in would mesh well with candles."Esscents Candles & Floral offers arrangements for holidays such as Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, as well as for special events such as weddings and funerals. Of course, arrangements are always available for everyday occasions. "The floral cooler is always full," Armstrong said. "If you don't see an arrangement you like in the cooler, we can do one on the fly."The shop offers free delivery in Bandon and will deliver for a fee within a 25-mile radius of Bandon, including Coquille, Coos Bay, North Bend, Langlois and Port Orford. Special flowers, such as tropicals for leis, can be ordered with a few days' notice.Anything from single stems to large bouquets, wrapped or in vases, is available. And while you're at the store, you can pick out a fragrant candle to go with your bouquet. Esscents still carries a wide selection of scented and decorative candles and warmer accessories.Esscents Candles & Floral is open five days a week from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from 11-4 p.m. Sunday. The shop is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. To order, call 541-329-0084 or visit the store at 120 Second St. SE in Old Town Bandon. Armstrong also invites the public to "like" Esscents Candles & Floral on Facebook. http://theworldlink.com/bandon/news/business/esscents-candles-now-offers-flowers-for-all-occasions/article_e628a50b-2390-5fde-ae2a-571a0059ad89.html
Local florist volunteers at Rose Parade - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Medford, Ore. — For more than a century, excitement builds for the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Even if you’re not into football, you can appreciate the parade. This year, a southern Oregon florist decided to fulfill her longtime dream of working on one of the many extravagant floats.For more than 100 years, the rose parade has featured hundreds of performances, musical guests, and who could forget – the floats.This year, one of Medford’s own decided she wanted to dip her hands in the pot. NBC5 News got the chance to sit down with one of the volunteers, Sabrina Carroll, via FaceTime Friday afternoon.“I just love for flowers and I have a desire to come and help on the float and I finally got to,” Carroll said.You might recognize Sabrina, she owns B. Cazwells Floral Dezines in Medford.“The thousands of flowers they probably use more flowers here on the parade than I use all year long,” Carroll said.She’s been working with flowers for more than 15 years.“Have a couple friends t...
Richard Rico: A bouquet for the Rose - TheReporter.ComTuesday, March 19, 2019
S impossible to say how many weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or funerals they decorated, but if anyone — or anything — deserves a bouquet, it’s the Lopez family’s Rose Florist. After about 62 bloomin’ years, the Main St. shop next to McCune Garden Chapel closed Dec. 31 for the last time. If it looks like a cottage, it’s because it was—for years the home of mortician Del McCune, wife Elizabeth and their daughter Barbara. They built it in 1938, the same year they bought the funeral home. They moved out in 1956 and converted it into the shop begun by John and Rose Lopez—it’s named after her. Rose is now 92. John died several years ago, at 84, leaving a lifetime trail of rose petals behind him. Their daughter Janet Lopez Balcom took over the shop in 1990, with a hand up from husband Curtis, for 31 years a fleet manager for Solano County. The family opened Rose Florist in Fairfield, managed by Janet’s brother, David, and his wife Juanita. The family roots run deep here; siblings and Papa John graduated Vaca High; Rose, from Winters High. It’s as hometown as it gets. It’s a picture of kids who helped out at the s... https://www.thereporter.com/2019/01/13/richard-rico-a-bouquet-for-the-rose/
Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Putting together her love of flower arranging and her fluency in English, she began to make her way to an outstanding career.
She found an opening to teach non-Japanese students at the famed Goto florist shop in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. She began her own class there. Until then, her only experience was in assisting. "I had no idea how to ask people to come to my class," she says. However, the place was right, the time was right, and she was doing what interested her and associating with the congenial people she sought.
A dozen years later the Japan Foundation chose her to go on a lecture-demonstration tour of six South American countries and three Asian countries.
From her present pinnacle, Ms Fukushima says she was not sufficiently well prepared then to give demonstrations with different materials in unfamiliar surroundings. Japanese Embassy ladies who were detailed at the time to look after her were, however, full of praise. She learned the characteristics of different flowers, appreciated their exoticism, and accorded them respect and dignity. She believes that each individual flower, like each individual flower arranger, has personality that should shine through.
Ikebana arrangementsShe was sent overseas again by the Japan Foundation. On a separate tour she accompanied the charismatic Hiroshi Teshigahara, who succeeded his father as president of the Sogetsu school. Although making annual overseas trips became her routine, there was nothing routine in the conduct of each one. "Every time I was received very differently. Some audiences had some basic understanding of ikebana. Some had never seen it."Ms Fukushima rose to every occasion, dealing with the unexpected, and joining in with anything going on. She learned to dance the flamenco. She liked to sing jazz. She practised her Spanish and Italian. With Arab ladies, she dressed from top to toe in black robes. She was responsible for a flower show at Westminster Cathedral, London. Overall she sharpened her individuality, freely using other materials as accessories to flowers, and carefully choosing containers.
She gave a solo exhibition of iron containers. She has designed her own glass receptacles. She has become known as an artist who designs stainless and titanium flower vases, finding imaginative effects in her materials’ unique properties.
Some of her arrangements have been huge, built in public places and outdoors. Some have graced the displays in department store windows. She says she is "charmed by cloth, handmade Japanese paper and thread," and incorporates them, as descendants of organic materials, in her arrangements. They have inner spirits, she says, but "plant material is the first for the arranger to think of."Once she taught an ikebana class of blind women. Their adjustments to life impressed her, and from them she learned a new vision for herself. "To touch with the eye, to taste with the eye, to sense fragrance with the eye, to catch sound with the eye — such an expression is the goal of my ikebana."https://www.facebook.com/koka.fukushima https://www.hu.emb-japan.go.jp... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging
In bloom: The 5 best florists in Huntington Beach - KABC-TVTuesday, March 19, 2019
Wondering where to find the best florists near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top floral design spots in Huntington Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for flowers. [embedded content]1. Oceanic Flowers PHOTO: Theresa B./YELP Topping the list is Oceanic Flowers. Located at 15121 Graham St., Unit 104, it's the highest-rated floral design spot in Huntington Beach, boasting five stars out of 115 reviews on Yelp. 2. Love N' Bloom Photo: Love N' Bloom/Yelp Next up is Love N' Bloom, situated at 18822 Beach Blvd., Suite 101. With five stars out of 64 reviews on Yelp, the specialty florist has proven to be a local favorite. 3. A Pocket Full of Petals Photo: A Pocket Full of Petals/Yelp A Pocket Full of Petals, located at 5934 Warner Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the flower shop 4.5 stars out of 102 reviews. 4. Devynn's Garden Photo: Kathleen K./Yelp Devynn's Garden, a boutique florist, is ano... https://abc7.com/business/in-bloom-the-5-best-florists-in-huntington-beach/5133514/
Wilbe Bloomin Is Recognized as Toronto’s Original Eco-friendly Florist - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, March 19, 2019
Wilbe Bloomin serves as the one-stop shop for all your floral and botanical needs. They are titled as Kensington Market's Flower Emporium and Toronto's original eco-friendly florist.Toronto, Ontario - March 4, 2019 - Opened in 2004, Wilbe Bloomin, the leading florist in Toronto Ontario is serving as Kensington Market’s flower emporium and serves all your floral and botanical needs. With over a decade of experience in the industry, they design the perfect floral arrangements for your wedding or any other events and help you find the right plant for your home.“We are a one-stop shop for everything floral or botanical. Visit us to pickup a hand-tied bouquet for a special occasion, deliver flowers to a friend, find the perfect plant for your home, or gather elements to build your own terrarium. We also specialize in gorgeous wedding bouquets and decorations. We source locally grown flowers and plants, and our imported flowers are eco-certified,” said the spokesperson of Wilbe Bloomin.They are located at 9-160 Baldwin Street in Toronto's Kensington Market just west of Spadina on Baldwin Street. They also have a fantastic amount of unique and wonderful shops to explore.The spokesperson continued, “We hand-select the freshe... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4190646
Cary flower shop prepares for the busiest day of the year - WRAL.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
By Claudia Rupcich, WRAL reporterCary, N.C. — Studies show fewer people are celebrating Valentine's Day this year, but those who celebrate will are spending more money.At Cary Florist in downtown Cary, workers are getting ready for their busiest day.A survey shows that about 35 percent of people who celebrate Valentine's Day will give flowers to someone this year.According to a recent survey, Americans will spend a record amount on Valentine's Day this year. On average, a person will spend about $162 this year -- or 13 percent more than last year.The study shows total spending is expected to be $20.7 billion nationwide, up 6 percent from 2018. Money will mostly be spent on jewelry, clothes and a night out.An average of almost $2 billion will be spent on flowers -- and at Cary Florist, workers told WRAL News they will be going out with more deliveries than ever before. More On This... https://www.wral.com/cary-flower-shop-prepares-for-the-busiest-day-of-the-year/18191630/